NCDs

Global Health and NCD

  • Rifat Atun, Shabbar Jaffar, Sania Nishtar, Felicia M Knaul, Mauricio L Barreto, Moffat Nyirenda, Nicholas Banatvala, Peter Piot. Improving responsiveness of health systems to non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 12 February 2013: doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60063-X View Details
  • Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita, George Alleyne, Richard Horton, Liming Li, Paul Lincoln, Jean Claude Mbanya, Martin McKee, Rob Moodie, Sania Nishtar, Peter Piot, K Srinath Reddy, David Stuckler, for The Lancet NCD Action Group. UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: Addressing four questions. Published online June 13, 2011 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60879-9 Download PDF
  • Beaglehole R, Bonita R, Horton R, Adams C, Alleyne G, Asaria P, Baugh V, Bekedam H, Billo N, Casswell S, Cecchini M, Colagiuri R, Colagiuri S, Collins T, Ebrahim S, Engelgau M, Galea G, Gaziano T, Geneau R, Haines A, Hospedales J, Jha P, Keeling A, Leeder S, Lincoln P, McKee M, Mackay J, Magnusson R, Moodie R, Mwatsama M, Nishtar S, Norrving B, Patterson D, Piot P, Ralston J, Rani M, Reddy KS, Sassi F, Sheron N, Stuckler D, Suh I, Torode J, Varghese C, Watt J; Lancet NCD Action Group; NCD Alliance. Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis. Lancet. 2011 Apr 23;377(9775):1438-47. View Details
  • Samb B, Desai N, Nishtar S, Mendis S, Bekedam H, Wright A, et.al. Prevention and management of chronic disease: a litmus test for health-systems strengthening in low-income and middle-income countries. The Lancet 2010;376(9754): 1785-97. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. How important are health systems in the prevention of cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases? Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2009;6(3):170-1
  • Nishtar S. Integrating a new public health order. Lancet 2007;370(9603):1901. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. Time for a global partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases. Lancet 2007;370(9603):1887-8. View Details
  • Nishtar S, Voute J. Women and Heart Disease: time for change. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 2007;4(5):231 Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. Lessons in tackling chronic disease. BMJ 2006;333(7573)820. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. Improving heart health in Europe. Circulation 2006;113(4):f16 Download PDF
  • Azad N. Nishtar S. A call for a gender specific approach to address the world-wide cardiovascular disease burden. Prevention and Control 2005;1:223-7. Download PDF
  • Voûte J, Nishtar S, Grizeau-Clemens D. World Heart Day 2000-2004 – A day that builds awareness and capacity. Prevention and Control, 2005, 1:17-19.
  • Nishtar S. The SAARC Seven – regional cooperation for sustainable health outcomes. BMJ 2004. BMJ 2004;328:837. View Details
  • Jabbour S, Nishtar S, Prabhakaran D, Chockalingham A, Achiutti A, Agrawal A, Luna M, Garofalo F, Wielgosz A. Information and communication technology in cardiovascular disease prevention in developing countries: Hype and Hope. Int J Cardiol. 2003 Dec; 92(2-3): 105-11. Download PDF
  • Bayes de Luna A, Tse TF, de Figueiredo MB, Maranhao M, Voute J, Nishtar S, Fuster V, Poole-Wilson P; World Heart Federation. World Heart Day: a World Heart Federation enterprise promoting the prevention of heart disease and stroke across the world. Circulation. 2003 Sep 2;108(9):1038-40. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. Coronary Heart Disease Prevention in South Asia. Lancet 2002; 360: 1015-18. Download PDF

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Pakistan and NCDs

  • Ahmed QA, Nishtar S, Memish ZA. Poliomyelitis in Pakistan: time for the Muslim world to step in. Lancet. 2013 May 4;381(9877):1521-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60764-3. Epub 2013 Apr 24. Download PDF
  • Alam AY, Iqbal A, Mohamud KB, Laporte RE, Ahmed A, Nishtar S. Investigating socio-economic-demographic determinants of tobacco use in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. BMC Public Health 2008;8(1):50 Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Shera S. Diabetes prevention and control as part of the integrated Non-Communicable Disease strategy: the Pakistan approach. Practical Diabetes int 2006;23(8):1-3. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Lateef E. Tobacco Control – an integral component of the National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan. Prevention and Control. Vol2, Issue 2, Pages 95-102 (June 2006) Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Bile KM, Ahmed A, Faruqui AMA, Mirza Z, Shera S, et al. Process, rationale, and interventions of Pakistan’s National Action Plan on Chronic Diseases. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Jan;3(1):A14. Epub 2005 Dec 15. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Bile KM, Ahmed A, Amjad S, Iqbal A. Integrated population-based surveillance of Non-Communicable Diseases the Pakistan model. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Dec;29(5 Suppl 1):102-6. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Minhas FA, Ahmed A, Badar A, Mohamud KB. Prevention and control of mental illnesses and mental health: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S69-77. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Mohamud KB, Razzak J, Ghaffar A, Ahmed A, Khan SA, Mirza YA. Injury prevention and control: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S57-68. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Ahmed A, Bhurgri Y, Mohamud KB, Zoka N, Sultan F, Jafarey NA. Prevention and control of cancers: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S45-56. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Ahmed A, Kazi Y, Khan A, Mohamud KB. Prevention and control of chronic chest diseases: National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S42-4. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Mirza Z, Mohamud KB, Latif E, Ahmed A, Jafarey NA. Tobacco control: National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S31-41. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Shera S, Rafique G, Mohamud KB, Ahmed A. Diabetes prevention and control: National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S26-30. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Faruqui AM, Mattu MA, Mohamud KB, Ahmed A. National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan – Cardiovascular diseases. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S14-25. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan–Common action area. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004;54(12 Suppl 3):S9-13. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in Pakistan: an integrated partnership-based model. Health Res Policy Syst. 2004 Sep 13;2(1):7. Download PDF

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Riskcorn study

  • Wierzbicki AS, Nishtar S, Lumb PJ, Lambert-Hammill M, Crook MA, Marber MS, Gill J. Insulin resistance phenotypes and coronary artery disease in a native Pakistani cohort. Int J Clin Pract 2008;62(5):701-7. Epub 2008 Mar 12. Download PDF
  • Wierzbicki AS, Nishtar S, Lumb PJ, Lambert-Hammill M, Crook MA, Marber MS, Gill J. Waist circumference, metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease in a Pakistani cohort. Int J Cardiol 2008;128(1):77-82. Epub 2007 Aug 8. Download PDF
  • AS Wierzbicki, S Nishtar, P J Lumb, M Lambert-Hammill, C N Turner, MA Crook, M S Marber, Gill JS. Metabolic syndrome and risk of coronary heart disease in a Pakistani population. Heart 2005;91:1003–1007. Download PDF
  • AS Wierzbicki, S Nishtar, P J Lumb, M Lambert-Hammill, C N Turner, M ACrook, M S Marber, Gill JS. Impaired renal function and atherosclerosis in a Pakistani cohort. Curr med Res Opin 21(8); 2005: 1201–1207. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Wierzbicki AS, Lumb P, Hammill ML, Turner CN, Cook MA, et al. Low HDL and waist hip ratio predict the risk of coronary artery disease in Pakistanis. Curr med Res Opin 2004: 20(1): 55-64. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Gill JS, Wierzbicki AS. Smoking exposure in patients with and without angiographically coronary heart disease in a Pakistani population. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002; 39(9) Suppl B: 460B-461B.

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Heartfile demo projects

  • Abegunde DO, Shengelia B, Luyten A, Cameron A, Celletti F, Nishtar S, Pandurangi V, Mendis S. Can non-physician health-care workers assess and manage cardiovascular risk in primary care? Bull World Health Organ 2007;85(6):432-40. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Badar A, Umer K M, Iqbal A, Bajwa R, Mirza Y A. The Heartfile Lodhran CVD prevention project – end of project evaluation. Promotion and Education 2007;XIV(1):17-27. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S. Heartfile’s Contribution to Health Systems Strengthening in Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Journal 2006; 12(2)S38-S53. Download PDF
  • Nishtar S, Zoka N, Nishtar S. S, Khan Y, Jehan S, Mirza Y. A. Poster as tool for disseminating health related information in a developing country: a pilot experience. JPMA 2004
  • Nishtar S , Mirza YA, Jehan S, Hadi Y, Badar A, Yusuf S, Shahab S. Newspaper articles as a tool for cardiovascular prevention programs in a developing country. J Health Commun. 2004 Jul-Aug;9(4):355-69.
  • Nishtar S. Cardiovascular disease prevention in low-resource settings: lessons from the Heartfile experience in Pakistan. Ethnicity and Disease 2003; 13(S2): S2/138-148.

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Other in cardiology

  • Nishtar S. Shahab S. Cost and sustainability of long terms therapy of coronary artery disease in low-income countries. Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Disease prevention 2001:36 suppl 1:171
  • Nishtar S. Customized guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention and management in South Asia. Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Disease prevention 2001:36 suppl 1:50.
  • Nishtar S. Shahab S, Gill JS. Preventive cardiac care targeting women in Pakistan: an unfinished agenda. Can Jour Cardiol 2000:16 B: 65-6.
  • Nishtar S. Peripartum cardiomyopthy: an overview. Pakistan Heart Journal 2000; 11(1):34-8.
  • Nishtar S. Women in South Asia: a long way from basic cardiovascular care. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 56(2):706 (Abstract).
  • Nishtar S. Echocardiographic identification of clinically silent lesions in SLE. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 56(2):781 (Abstract)
  • Nishtar S. Inferior wall artifacts in Pakistanis: the central obesity effect: Supplement to the American Journal Nuclear Cardiology, Jan-Feb 1999 Issue.
  • Nishtar S. The role of vitamins in coronary artery disease. Pak J Cardiol 1999:10(1) 5-7.
  • Nishtar S, Khan IS, Shahab S. Diagnostic accuracy of spect scanning in the diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease using coronary angiography as a gold standard: A PIMS experience. Pak J Cardiol 1998: 9(4): 83-7.
  • Nishtar S. Lipid levels in Pakistanis overseas: lessons learnt. (Editorial). Pak J Cardiol 1998:9(4): 1.
  • Nishtar S, Zafar J. Hypothyroid cardiomyopathy: a case report. Pak Heart Jour 1998; 31(3-4): 62-5.
  • Nishtar S, Mattu MA. Linked angina (Editorial). Pak J Cardiol 1998; 9(1-2):1.
  • Nishtar S, Mattu MA, Khan IS. Frequency of left anterior descending artery disease occurrence: A PIMS experience. Pak Heart Jour 1998; 31(3-4) 40-4.
  • Nishtar S, Mattu MA. Review Article: Cardiac valvular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus. Pak J Cardiol 1997;8(3,4): 66-8.
  • Nishtar S, Khan IS, Mattu MA, Saleem M. Surviving ventricular rupture. PIMS Jour Surg 1997; 13:72-3.
  • Nishtar S, Thrombogenicity of anticoagulants. Pak J Cardiol 1993:10(1): 3.

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Books

  • Nishtar S. National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan. Heartfile 2004.
  • Nishtar S. Coronary Heart Disease Prevention in South Asia; SAARC Cardiac Society. ISBN: 969-8651-00-4, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2002

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